Local Rising Star stays on Atwater leadership team

February 19, 2015

SaintPetersblog.com reports that Florida Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwater announced a number of changes in leadership. Ashley Carr,an IN Rising Star, who currently serves as Deputy Communications Director, will remain the department’s chief spokesperson and media relations contact.

Jon Miller is Atwater’s new Communications Director, Ben “BG” Murphy is Deputy Legislative Affairs Director and Elizabeth Boyd has been promoted to Legislative Affairs Director.

As the newest member of the Office of Legislative Affairs, Murphy previously worked under state Rep. Halsey Beshears as Legislative Assistant. He also spent four years in the private sector before leading Rep. Brad Drake’s 2014 campaign House District 7.

Boyd has been Legislative Affairs Director since December 2014 after serving as Deputy Legislative Affairs Director since 2011. She previously served as Legislative Affairs Director at the Department of Management Services and held several legislative affairs roles for the Florida Lottery and in the executive office of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

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